Thomas Jefferson was our 3rd President of the United States. He was a Democratic Republican or Jeffersonian Republican.
Thomas Jefferson said: "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have."
“If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.”
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.”
“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”
“We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
“Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.”
“To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.”
“I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.”
“Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.”
“Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...”
“Never spend your money before you have earned it.”
“No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.”
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”